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Monday, December 17, 2012

Over 1,000 Marriage Licenses Issued Since Gay Marriage Got Legalized!

Posted by on Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 2:07 PM

This King County press release come straight from their lips to your ears:

King County marked a milestone just after noon today, with the 1,000th and 1,001st marriage licenses issued since a new marriage equality law took effect in Washington State on Dec. 6.

“December is typically our slowest month for marriage licenses, but due to the new marriage equality law, that’s not been the case this month,” said KC Recording Manager Jon Scherer. “Our volume of business this December has been more like a typical July, when we can issue as many as 2,000 marriage licenses.”

Even after handing out a record 489 marriage licenses during an 18-and-a-half hour event on Dec. 6, the Recorder’s Office has continued to see increased demand for marriage licenses. The daily volume of marriage license applications at the King County Recorder’s Office has doubled compared to a normal December.

It's like Christmas in July (July in Christmas?) for happy gay couples! Conversely, it's now snowing in Hell for conservative Christians. Everybody wins!

 

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1,000 licenses as $64 each?
$64,000 dollars in revenue.
Suck it non-$64,000-in-new-revenue states!

Now go buy 1,000 locally produced wedding cakes!
Posted by fairly.unbalanced on December 17, 2012 at 2:21 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 2
Just think, some of those 1000 marriages may have been str8 couples who said they wouldn't get married until everyone could!

Weddings for everyone!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 17, 2012 at 2:23 PM · Report this
Baconcat 3
http://slog.thestranger.com/blogs/slog/m…

They predicted 770 in the first year.

NOM always says those projections are wrong, so I guess they win this one too :'(
Posted by Baconcat on December 17, 2012 at 2:26 PM · Report this
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Wait, I thought SSM was supposed to DESTROY marriage. Must be one of those Manchurian candidate dealies: in ten years, all these same-sex married couples will do... something. Throw a party? Get appropriate gifts for their tin anniversary? I don't know, man, but it will be terrible.
Posted by TechBear on December 17, 2012 at 2:53 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 5
I'm thinking it will be like that old movie White Christmas, @4.

Lots of singing and dancing and parties and lots of fun!
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on December 17, 2012 at 2:58 PM · Report this
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Using the standard "gay multiplier" of 10, this means 10,000 straight marriages ruined.

Nice going, gays!
Posted by butterw on December 17, 2012 at 3:34 PM · Report this
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60,000 homosexuals in Seattle.

All presumably waiting a LIFETIME for the chance to get a shiny new government approved "marriage".

Or not.
Posted by what.eeeeeeever. on December 17, 2012 at 3:47 PM · Report this
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Shockingly, my marriage has NOT become 1000 times less meaningful this month. It's as if everything opponents said was bullshit. Shrug.
Posted by nullbull on December 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM · Report this
Hyzenthlayk9 9
It's more like June in Christmas - June traditionally being the month associated with weddings.
Posted by Hyzenthlayk9 http://oystermind.blogspot.com/ on December 17, 2012 at 7:18 PM · Report this
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@9: actually, July and August are the big months for marriages in Seattle. June is still a little "iffy" weatherwise.
Posted by A December to Remember on December 17, 2012 at 8:55 PM · Report this
seandr 11
And divorce lawyers throughout the city are licking their chops.

Sorry. Needed to say that. Stranger has been looking dangerously close to Martha Stewart Living's annual Wedding edition lately.
Posted by seandr on December 17, 2012 at 9:56 PM · Report this

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